Trump Sends Hate Group To Represent US At UN Women’s Rights Conference

"The members of the president's delegation to the United Nations' annual summit on women are opposed to the U.N. as a whole and the fundamental rights of women in particular"
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    Since President Donald Trump’s November election, hate incidents nationwide have increased—and now he’s chosen a leader from one group that has itself espoused violence to represent the U.S. on the international stage.

    Earlier this week, the State Department announced that representatives from infamous anti-LGBTQ hate group the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) and from the far-right Heritage Foundation will represent the U.S. at a United Nations conference on women’s rights later this month:


    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) noted on Twitter: “Trump is sending hate groups to a U.N. conference on women’s rights.”

    Slate‘s Christina Cauterucci summarized the groups’ views, which not only include denigrating rights for women and LGBTQ people, but also antipathy toward the U.N. itself:

    One delegate, Lisa Correnti, is an executive vice president at the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-FAM), which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a hate group since 2014. C-FAM was explicitly formed in the ’90s to push back against the rights of women in U.N. resolutions and policies. One of C-FAM’s core missions is to advance laws that restrict the rights and protections of LGBTQ people; its president recently called contraception and gay rights “devilish gospel.” The organization signed on in favor of Russia’s anti-gay laws, which have led to arrests, prosecution, and physical assaults from government agents for gay Russians.

    The Heritage Foundation will send to the CSW Grace Melton, the organization’s associate for U.N. social issues and the author behind such riveting texts as “In Bed with Radical Feminists: The U.N.’s Misguided Women’s Agenda.” Her employer is one of the most high-profile anti-LGBTQ organizations in the country. The foundation likes to argue that laws preventing any kind of discrimination—in schools, housing, and employment, for instance—against LGBTQ people grant them “special privilege” and are contrary to the values of the United States. Heritage takes a special interest in advocating against protections for transgender people and insurance coverage for contraception. In advocating for the repeal of the Violence Against Women Act, the Heritage Foundation has called grants that fund the prevention of and response to violence against women “a misuse of federal resources and a distraction from concerns that truly are the province of federal government,” claiming that the act is “watering down services” by including funds for incarcerated survivors of abuse. When Trump proposed cutting all 25 federal grant programs managed by the Office on Violence Against Women, it was under the advice of the Heritage Foundation.

    “Fundamentalist notions about how women and girls should behave should never be the basis of advising or negotiating U.S. foreign policy,” said Jessica Stern, executive director of the LGBTQ advocacy group OutRight International, in a statement.

    “We want the State Department to be a beacon of freedom and safety for communities, and this is the opposite of that,” Heidi Beirich, director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Intelligence project, told Reuters.

    “It is also a bad sign that two organizations that have tried to delegitimize the United Nations and human rights internationally now sit on the official U.S. delegation,” added Stern. “Maybe the violent mentality that got C-FAM labeled a hate group successfully panders to their base, but the U.S. government must ensure protection for the world’s most vulnerable people.”

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    • Kagey1

      Apparently only the orthodoxy of the left is permitted in this “Brave New World”. Anything not in line with it is verboten.

      • OV aka OculusVeritas

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        election night: we experienced a “whitelash.” And we must be clear:
        every stride toward freedom in U.S. history has been met with this same


        • tapatio

          Ah, Kagey1 is a Jewish Zionist troll. You stand about as much chance of humanizing him as you do of getting Satan to drink holy water.

        • James Wherry

          Sorry, OV: “tapatio” is an anonymous poster that n this website who hates Jews, gays and anyone who disagrees with him. He praises Hitler and the NAZ! party of WWII Germany for the Holocaust as “an act of self-defense by non-Jews.”

          His favorite quote? “Jews don’t protest: they lie, cheat, steal, murder and corrupt.”

    • tapatio


      • OV aka OculusVeritas

        Join the Resistance….some call it the 3rd reconstruction.

        The Third Reconstruction Era

        THE BLOG 02/26/2016 06:10 pm ET | Updated Feb 26, 2017

        We need a moral movement to create change.

        While we do, indeed, face a dire situation, this is not new. Trumpism is as American as apple pie. There could be no Donald Trump without America’s first black president. Brother Van Jones got it right on election night: we experienced a “whitelash.” And we must be clear: every stride toward freedom in U.S. history has been met with this same backlash.

        • tapatio

          Thanks. I’ll get into your links and see what you’re about. I’ve heard about the Moral Mondays in NC for some time.

          I’d suggest, though, that you might want to switch your way of commenting around a bit. Until I saw Barber’s name, and it rang a bell, I was ready to attack you as a fundy pseudo-Chrisian. It’s just the first impression I received.

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          • OV aka OculusVeritas

            Your welcome. I keep forgetting to check your posts when I pick up a story to post. I just happened to post at two different stories today. I would be interested in what you think.

            • tapatio

              No criticism intended. But, I’ve been doing this for a long time (this is my 3rd ID) and know how much first impressions count in a comment. I’ll look for a comment of yours and let you know unless I run across you in the links you sent.